Creativity,  Life,  Writing

Tuesday Tip: Everyday Containers Contain those Word Bits

It’s not uncommon to find random words stuck in funny places around our home… the side of a chair, between the couch cushions, the bottom of my shoe, the bottom of my foot (!), the inside of a cabinet… you name it. With more than 1,000 bits cut and waiting to be pressed into use, it’s not a far stretch to find them somewhere…. lurking. waiting. hanging out.

But that’s not really where I want those word bits to live!

So where are they when they aren’t roaming around our home?? I find everyday containers work great… some better than others. Three of my favorites are small mayo jars, wide-mouth salsa or queso jars, and Talenti jars (also wide-mouth). Each is small enough to place in my lap while watching TV and cutting up deconstructing books and to dig through when I’m looking for something. 😉 Sometimes the jars’ contents are even themed, which makes organizing and finding just the right word … easy.

Nothing fancy or complicated about this tip. Just lots of hot soapy water and plenty of drying time before using….. repurposed food containers + repurposed word bits and a dab of paint or washi tape (optional). Sustainable creative containers for the win!

Do you have a favorite repurposed, sustainable container you use for art + writing supplies?

Robin is a lifelong learner, seasoned educator, writer, artist, and US Navy veteran. She writes and creates to quiet her noisy mind while trying to figure out this crazy thing called life. Some days, it's clear... other days, not so much!

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